Summer Session Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Who is eligible to enroll in a summer session undergraduate course?
A: Brown undergraduates, visiting and guest students accepted to the university.
Current Brown Doctoral Students may be eligible to enroll in Summer Session courses, pending instructor permission and Graduate School approval. Doctoral students who are approved to enroll in a Summer Session course will be responsible for paying tuition independently for that course. Master's students are not eligible to enroll in Winter Session courses. Please direct questions to Vanessa Ryan, Associate Dean of the Graduate School.
Eligible Brown staff who wish to take an undergraduate, advanced degree or work-related course should apply to the Employee Education Program (EEP) coordinated through the Benefits Office. Employees who wish to take Brown courses as degree candidates or who wish to take courses at an institution other than Brown should review the EEP FAQs to learn about applicable guidelines of the Employee Education Program and how to apply. If there are additional questions contact Christina_Bernier@brown.edu in the Benefits Office.
Q: Can I enroll in a Brown Summer Session course if I have already taken four Brown courses in previous Winter and Summer Sessions?
A: Students may count up to four Brown courses taken outside of the academic year (i.e., Summer and/or Winter Session) towards their degree completion. If you have already completed four courses, you may enroll in Summer Session courses for enrichment; however, the Summer Session course will not count towards the thirty courses you need to graduate.
Q: How many courses may I take during Summer Session?
A: Due to the intensive nature of these courses, students may enroll in a maximum of two courses per Summer Session.
Q: Will any academic support services be available during the Summer Session?
A: There may be some support available during Summer Session but it is limited. If you would like more information about academic coaching, please visit the Academic Support Services website and contact firstname.lastname@example.org with specific questions.
Q: Is it possible to study off-campus during the Summer Session and transfer the credits?
A: Yes, if needed to complete degree requirements. If you are interested in off-campus study, always talk to a transfer dean to start planning. More information can be found at Brown's Study Away and Transfer Credit website. Specific questions can be sent to email@example.com.
Q: Is it possible to study at RISD Summer Session and transfer the credits?
A: Summer Session is not included in the Brown-RISD cross-registration agreement. Brown students interested in RISD summer courses need to follow the transfer credit rules and procedures.
RISD students interested in cross-registering in Brown University courses should visit the RISD Registrar webpage for detailed instructions on the process.